Prince Harry and Meghan’s unofficial biography Finding Freedom shows how the couple have to have the “last word”, a royal expert has said.
An updated version has been published of the book that gives an unauthorised account of the Sussexes rupture from the rest of the Royal Family and their move to California last year.
It gave the inside track of how Harry and Meghan decided that they needed a change and to start again abroad.
Since the book’s publish, the Sussexes have continued to attack the royals in interviews with US media while there has been debate and rumours about the state of their relationship with family members.
Now with the new edition of Finding Freedom hitting the bookshelves, royal expert Richard Kay has said that it proves that the Sussexes have to have the final input in an argument.
The only addition to the original book is an epilogue of 25 pages where opinions are given on the controversies over the past year.
Kay wrote in the Daily Mail: “Unauthorised it may be, but the biography does provide one valuable service: come what may the Duke and Duchess of Sussex must always have the last word.”
He points to when the Sussexes alleged a royal had questioned what colour skin their son Archie would have before he was born.
The carefully worded response from the Queen was that “some recollections may vary” over what happened.
Now Kay has said that the Sussexes needed to respond to this.
Authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand wrote: “Those three words, ‘recollections may vary’, did not go unnoticed by the couple, who a close source said were ‘not surprised’ that full ownership was not taken.”
And Kay said “Even though almost six months have elapsed since the fall-out from the interview — and both sides are said to be attempting to build bridges — this is not allowed to go unopposed.”
He also noted how the book could threaten the Queen by saying that the allegations have been “unaddressed”, which affects the image of the Royal Family around the world.
The book is not an authorised account – as emphasised by the Sussexes’ lawyers – but at the same time it is very positive towards them and attacked their critics, added Kay.